Hello all I read this forum a lot and find it very interesting and useful as I am currently in my first international post. I wondered if you could help with this particular issue: In your schools, how does your Languages Department cope with Native Speaker students requiring different levels of tuition alongside foreign-language learners? For example, when you have native French speakers arriving in a year group where the students are learning French as a foreign language, what kind of arrangements do you make? -do you have more than one French teachers who teach at the same time, at different levels from beginner to native speaker? -do you have the native in the classroom, and the teacher provides different work? If so, do you have syllabi from the native country's education system that you follow? -do you train them for IGCSE first language in their native language, and if so, do they pass? (the exam is hard) -do parents organise their own private tuition for their children, and does it coincide with the rest of the year group's language slots, and if not, do you have issues with the natives missing other classes to do their language lessons? -any other ways? I know this seems like a big question but I"ve got a big task - I'm new in post leading a Languages Department of a relatively small school, and I'd really like to get some advice whilst thinking about which direction to go in. Thank you very much for any help you can give.